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Product Management

Product Sense

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Product Sense (also called Product Intuition, or Product Judgement) is the ability to accurately predict what a product needs to do to effectively solve problems for customers. Like any skill, you can improve it with practice.
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  1. What is Product Sense?

    Before we get into whether product sense can be learned and how to learn it, we have to understand what it is. Shreyas defines product sense as "the ability to make correct decisions even when faced with considerable ambiguity". Below, Jules defines it similarly: "Product sense is the skill of consistently being able to craft products (or make changes to existing products) that have the intended impact on their users."
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  2. Can Product Sense be Learned?

    While some people may have a natural inclination towards Product Sense, research suggests that it can be learned and improved upon through deliberate practice and exposure to diverse perspectives.
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  3. How to Learn Product Sense

    To develop Product Sense, one should focus on building Empathy for the customer, staying curious and open-minded, seeking feedback, and continuously learning and experimenting. Mentors, case studies, and cross-functional collaboration can also aid in the development of Product Sense.
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